I’m not your usual tailor. For one, I’m a woman! After 10 years in retail, I strongly felt I could add something more special to the retail experience and quickly realised that I loved the buzz of helping people look amazing but didn’t actually design a single piece of clothing until I was 20 when I began working as tailoring manager for Shanghai Tang.
My Dad questioned whether men would find it off-putting having a female tailor. Luckily, I didn’t listen to him! To be fair to my Dad, he’s a massive advocate and the main inspiration behind my company. Shortly after, I became the first female tailor on Savile Row and haven’t looked back since.
Here at Alexandra Wood, we’re proud to have created a space where everyone’s welcome. There’s no red carpet, referral only system. We’re real people who want to make a difference to how our clients look and feel.
Alexandra has designed for top celebrities and high profile men over the 13 years that she’s been running the business, landing Chuka Umunna on the top 50 best dressed list twice in a row. More recently she’s designed suits for GQ Columnist Tony Parsons who’s named her the ”Tailor of the 21st Century”, Tristram Hunt, the Director of the V&A for the opening evening of the highly speculated Christian Dior installation and Director Rupert Goold, for the Cannes Film Festival to showcase his new film; Judy.